Information for Parents




Working together


We recognise that parents are the first educators of their children. We would like to work with you to get the most out of his / her year at Nursery. We welcome you to join in the Nursery activities where, when and however you can.


Ways of sharing information and experiences


  • Spend a session in the nursery working alongside your child – we have a rota in the entrance porch for this. You may sign up for as many sessions as you like.

  • Spend time when you arrive at the end of a session talking with your child about what has been happening that day.

  • Share your interests / skills / hobbies with your child and others during the Nursery session or at group-time.

  • Newsletters are sent home regularly – let us know if there is anything you would like included in the newsletter.

  • Parent / Key worker meetings are held three times a year. Remember, however, that your child’s Key Workers will always make time to talk with you.

  • Parents who are able to make a regular commitment (e.g. one session per week) are welcomed into the Nursery as voluntary helpers. Helpers decide with Nursery staff which activities they would like to be involved in.


Ways to help us obtain equipment and resources


Every day we have a healthy snack consisting of a drink of milk and a piece of fruit. Sometimes we have different food linked to special occasions, e.g. Christmas or Chinese New Year. We ask for a contribution of 50 pence a week towards the cost of this snack.


We can use all kinds of things that would otherwise be thrown away. Some examples are: Junk materials – empty boxes,   wrapping paper, wallpaper.   Material, wool, string, buttons, sequins, beads and ribbon. Natural materials – shells, acorns, dried flowers etc.


Fund raising activities are planned throughout the year. We would be glad to hear from anyone who has ideas for enjoyable activities or who would like to help in any way.


Our highly trained and skilled team of Early Years practitioners will be able to assist you with any queries you may have regarding learning and the curriculum in the Early Years. For any other queries including admissions, childcare costs and payments, and general enquiries our school office manager, Kay Bowan, will assit you with any quesries you may have.